Are you road tripping to Pittsburgh for the ND/Pitt game this weekend? Never been there before? Looking for things to do? Well, as a former resident of the ‘Burgh, I’ve got your hookup of all things Notre Dame and all things Pittsburgh to do while you are in town this weekend. Ready? Here we go …
Here are the Notre Dame events during the ND/Pitt weekend. Tomorrow I will bring you the non Notre Dame things to do while you are in the ‘Burgh for the weekend!
The Notre Dame Alumni Club of Pittsburgh has been busy preparing a whole host of events to keep you busy during the ND/Pitt weekend this year.
The Club will kick off ND-Pitt Weekend 2013 with a Happy Hour at Tender Bar + Kitchen, which is being sponsored by the Club’s Young Alumni Council. The front lounge has been reserved for the Club. Tender is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, at the corner of 43rd St. and Butler. There is a convenient public parking lot directly across from the restaurant. Street parking is also available in the surrounding area. Please note all zoned parking signs. For more information on this great venue, visit them on the web at http://tenderpgh.com – Tender is an ND Club favorite, owned by alum, Jeff Catalina.
On Friday the events continue with the 2013 Universal Notre Dame Celebration. The luncheon will be held as a sit-down buffet at the Engineers’ Society of Western PA on 4th Avenue, downtown. The cost of the Luncheon is $25 and tickets can be purchased by contacting Jennifer Garczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Online registration is now closed.)
This year, the Club is honored to be welcoming Jill Bodensteiner from the Notre Dame Compliance/Legal Affairs Office of the Athletic Department. Jill serves as Senior Associate Athletics Director in the areas of compliance, policy, risk management and legal affairs. She made the move to the athletic department in July 2009, following 12 years with the Notre Dame Office of the General Counsel, including extensive work with athletics issues.
This past spring semester, the Club worked with Jill on our welcome event for the Women’s Basketball team – a night that was enjoyed by many Club members and their families. They are thrilled to have Jill coming back to Pittsburgh once again!
Friday night the festivities will ramp up with the clubs Fighting Irish Fan Fest. Join the Notre Dame and St. Mary’s Alumni Clubs as we celebrate at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle with the FIGHTING IRISH FAN FEST from 5:30 PM to 1 AM. There will be no cover charge for the event and they will have plenty of room for all of the ND fans! They are going to have lots of special guests, including the Notre Dame Cheerleaders, the Leprechaun, and others from campus!
- Fun and activities for the whole family
- Drink specials, games and prizes
- Live entertainment throughout the night:
- 5:30 pm – Live Music: Happy Hour with Tim & John
- 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Author Book Signings: Lisa Kelly will be on hand signing Echoes From the End Zone: The Men We Became, and Daniel Colt Collins will be on hand signing Life As The Notre Dame Leprechaun.
- 7:30 – 8:30 Special Guests From Notre Dame
- Chris Yura ’03
- ND Cheerleaders & Leprechaun
- Mike McCoy ’70
- 9:00 pm – Live Music: Guaranteed Irish
Saturday the fun continues with a Notre Dame Tailgater … The pre-game festivities for the 2013 Notre Dame vs. Pitt game will take place in a private tent located on the patio at Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 on the North Shore, just a stone’s throw from Heinz field. Join the Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh for their tailgater, beginning at 5:00 pm, three hours prior to kickoff.
- Build your Own Nachos
- Fried Pierogies
- Soft Pretzels
- Hot Dogs
- Mini Burgers
Tomorrow I will bring you Part II … non Notre Dame things to do in Pittsburgh during the ND-Pitt weekend!